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Antenatal services relocated from Withington Community Hospital in order to ‘protect the safety of service users and staff’

Changes have been made to south Manchester maternity services in order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

From today (September 14), community midwifery services at Withington Community Hospital have been relocated to the Borchardt Medical Centre, which is also in Withington.

Meanwhile, consultant and midwifery-led antenatal clinics will relocate to Trafford General Hospital.

Women needing blood tests for gestational diabetes will be able to access services via Wythenshawe Hospital.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust said the changes would maintain a local antenatal service for women while also being part of safety measures in response to the coronavirus pandemic.



a large brick building with a clock on the side of a road: Withington Community Hospital's consultant and midwifery-led antenatal clinics will relocate to Trafford General Hospital


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Withington Community Hospital’s consultant and midwifery-led antenatal clinics will relocate to Trafford General Hospital

“Saint Mary’s Hospital manages maternity services across a number of different sites throughout Manchester and Trafford,” Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust said in a statement issued to the M.E.N.

“As of 14th

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Hundreds of Ipswich Hospital staff in quarantine over COVID-19 fears

Hundreds of staff at a busy hospital west of Brisbane are in quarantine, awaiting COVID-19 results after a fifth case, connected to the cluster tested positive to the virus.

The Ipswich Hospital healthcare worker in her 30s was already in quarantine. She is one of two new cases confirmed on Monday.

The other is a woman in her 20s and is a household contact of a known case who had already been in quarantine.

There are now five cases linked the hospital. Director General Dr John Wakefield said all five have contracted the virus from either working in the hospital’s COVID unit or had been identified as close contacts.

“The link is direct,” Dr Wakefield said.

At Ipswich Hospital, 220 staff were placed in quarantine over the weekend.

The hospital will remain open for emergency, but other appointments have been relocated or delayed until staff complete their quarantine.

Dr Wakefield

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